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Find out what’s happening in your area and connect with
people in your community and beyond!


If you’re wondering what CERTs is up to in your area, click on your region below to learn
more. Our event calendar is packed with events happening all over the state—including
your neck of the woods. We would also like to connect you with local groups working on
clean energy. Stay in the loop via email, Facebook, Twitter, and however else you connect.

Regional Highlights

Place your cursor on a region on the map to learn more about what each region is working on, and click to visit the region's page.

Northwest Region Northeast Region Central Region West Central Region Metro Region Southwest Region Southeast Region

Featured Event

Nov 1 SE CERT Workshop: Capturing Sa... in Mankato
9:30am to 1:00pm
Schools, Cities, Counties, and Local Governments are invited to join Southeast Clean Energy Resource Team (SE CERT) for an informational session focused on creating and implementing projects to reduce public building energy...

Upcoming Events

10:00am
This self-paced online course uses a combination of recorded presentations, topic resources, webinars, assignments, and quizzes to teach the basics of wind electric systems. Participants will learn how to define wind energy...
10:00am
This self-paced, online course uses a combination of presentations, assignments, quizzes, and webinars to teach the basics of solar electricity. Participants will learn how photovoltaic (PV) systems work, compare and...
9:00am
October is Energy Awareness Month! Would you like some customized suggestions to save energy and money on your natural gas and electric bills? Would you like to learn more about how to be more energy efficient or learn...
10:00am
This self-paced, online course uses presentations, assignments, quizzes, and webinars to demonstrate how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business, using the MREA PV Site Assessment Report Template....
in Shakopee
9:00am to 3:00pm
In celebration of the 6th annual Bioenergy Day, Koda Energy would like to invite you to our facility. Meet our operations, maintenance and management staff and learn how Koda Energy is one of the most efficient energy...

Testimonials about CERTs

I have been involved with CERTs since its inception and have watched it grow to a mature organization dedicated to coordinating grassroots ideas and efforts to wean this state and country from our fossil fuel addiction. There is no other group of...
- David Opsahl
Willmar Municipal Utilities
There's no better group tying together the grassroots and policy wonks on energy work in Minnesota, across political and geographic boundaries.
- John Farrell
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Project Independence was a quest to put a 10kw solar photovoltaic system on Chisago Lakes Middle school. These 44 panels were to be fully funded by students and staff with no cost to the school. We began the process in 2008 when the world economy fell apart...
- Pat Collins
Chisago Lakes Middle School
CERTs is a great way to ensure that all regions of Minnesota are equally represented as this green movement charges forward. Too often innovation and resources are stoked in central cities alone, leaving our efforts out-state neither recognized nor rewarded....
- Molly Berg
Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota
With the help of folks at CERTs, the City of Royalton started at the very beginning of its renewable energy journey by doing an energy audit. The energy audit showed the council and residents that making renewable energy changes can impact the environment and...
- Andrea Lauer
City of Royalton
CERTs has been a very important partner to our organization as we have evolved into THE voice for sustainability on the Iron Range. Whether it is by helping to judge our Green Inventors Contest for area youth, by participating in the wildly successful Iron...
- Don Graves
Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability (IRPS)

Minnesotans building a clean energy future

         

    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission